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Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

#117 of 3,053 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
+1 206-462-6400
07:30 - 14:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived before 9am, and it was already crowded. By the time we left, there was a bunch of people waiting to be seated. The dishes are so big, that none of us finished our meals. There are towers of take out boxes, and we sure made use of them. The Farmer's Hash with corned beef had a very nice... More 

Thank gb2308
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go here for breakfast as often as I can. They have great variety even gluten free and vegan. My favorite is the migas.

Thank Tina P
Vancouver, CA
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great location and comfortable setting for breakfast. The portions were large and the coffee was good. A little pricey but good. I had a scramble but next time will definitely go for the waffles and their fruit/topping bar!

Thank bm93travel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best breakfasts in Seattle. I got the migas which was pretty heavy on the cheddar cheese, but it was tasty. Peg got the swedish pancakes, which were very good and it gives you a trip to the breakfast bar, if you're into an overwhelming smorgasborg of treats and butter.

Thank Fred R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

AMAZING! There were four of us and we ordered four different dishes: crab Benedict, hash, French toast, huevos ranchero. It was all fantastic!

Thank Mona O
So. California
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Stumbled on this place for lunch while walking through the area. We were probably one of the older couples (60) there. Enjoyed the french toast and marvelous fruit bar that accompanied it. Real whip cream-yum! Husband ate the hash. It was good, but truly had too much bacon. I know that seems impossible, but it was over-kill. Lots of young... More 

Thank captaingr
Munich, Germany
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The Portage Bay Cafe came highly recommended by a local co-worker. Being a sucker for big American breakfasts, I had to try it. Luckily I came by myself and had a place at the counter after only 10 minutes - and with great company! On a Saturday around 11, that's not very common. If you come in a group, you... More 

Thank MaKu70
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Get there early on the weekends as this place gets busy very fast! This open concept eatery has something for everyone! Plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans. The food is fresh and paired well with other items. There is a variety of items to choose from your regular breakfast/brunch items to experimental items. Portions are plentiful so make sure... More 

Thank AndyDraven
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Different, waitress was wonderful, food was very so-so and cold. Pricey, but Organic! 😞 Sorry don't think I'll do that again.

Thank psims51
Seattle, Washington
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I went there for lunch with a friend. This place has breakfast all day. There is also a very good selection of sandwiches. I had a Cuban. Very well made, excellent ingredients and very well priced. It was a great experience.

Thank Quazi F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-462-6400
Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant and Catering is a Seattle restaurant with a primary focus on clean, organic, fresh and 100% locally sourced food items from around the Pacific Northwest. We serve breakfast and brunch 7 days a week, as well as lunch 7 days a week. We offer a wide range of catering options as well - private dining, private parties, wedding, box lunches and various other catering options. We have three locations in Seattle - Roosevelt, Terry Avenue in South Lake Union and Ballard.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?